The science and applications of synthetic and systems biology : workshop summary

Many potential applications of synthetic and systems biology are relevant to the challenges associated with the detection, surveillance, and responses to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. On March 14 and 15, 2011, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Forum on Microbial Threats c...

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Corporate Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Forum on Microbial Threats
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press c2011, 2011
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Many potential applications of synthetic and systems biology are relevant to the challenges associated with the detection, surveillance, and responses to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. On March 14 and 15, 2011, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Forum on Microbial Threats convened a public workshop in Washington, DC, to explore the current state of the science of synthetic biology, including its dependency on systems biology; discussed the different approaches that scientists are taking to engineer, or reengineer, biological systems; and discussed how the tools and approaches of synthetic and systems biology were being applied to mitigate the risks associated with emerging infectious diseases. Through invited presentations and discussion, participants explored the ways in which synthetic and systems biology are contributing to drug discovery, development, and production; vaccine design and development; and infectious disease detection and diagnostics. In addition, workshop participants considered how synthetic biology could be used to engineer, or reengineer, microbial host cells to detect environmental toxins, produce carbon-neutral fuels, and produce novel raw materials
Physical Description:1 PDF file (xxii, 548 p. ill.)
ISBN:9780309219396
0309219396